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<h2>This lesson teaches you to</h2>
<li><a href="#eclipse">Set Up Eclipse for Testing</a></li>
<li><a href="#cmdline">Set Up the Command Line Interface for Testing</a></li>
<h2>You should also read</h2>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}sdk/index.html">Getting the SDK Bundle</a></li>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}tools/testing/testing_eclipse.html">Testing from Eclipse
with ADT</a></li>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}tools/testing/testing_otheride.html">Testing from Other
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<p>Before you start writing and running your tests, you should set up your test
development environment. This lesson teaches you how to set up the Eclipse
IDE to build and run tests, and how to
build and run tests with the Gradle framework by using the command line
<p class="note"><strong>Note:</strong> To help you get started, the lessons are
based on Eclipse with the ADT plugin. However, for your own test development, you
are free to use the IDE of your choice or the command-line.</p>
<h2 id="eclipse">Set Up Eclipse for Testing</h2>
<p>Eclipse with the Android Developer Tools (ADT) plugin provides an integrated
development environment for you to create, build, and run Android application
test cases from a graphical user interface (GUI). A convenient feature that
Eclipse provides is the ability to auto-generate a new test project that
corresponds with your Android application project</a>.
<p>To set up your test environment in Eclipse:</p>
<li><a href="{@docRoot}sdk/installing/bundle.html">Download and install the
Eclipse ADT plugin</a>, if you haven’t installed it yet.</li>
<li>Import or create the Android application project that you want to test
<li>Generate a test project that corresponds to the application project under
test. To generate a test project for the app project that you imported:</p>
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<li>In the Package Explorer, right-click on your app project, then
select <strong>Android Tools</strong> &gt; <strong>New Test Project</strong>.</li>
<li>In the New Android Test Project wizard, set the property
values for your test project then click <strong>Finish</strong>.</li>
<p>You should now be able to create, build, and run test
cases from your Eclipse environment. To learn how to perform these tasks in
Eclipse, proceed to <a href="activity-basic-testing.html">Creating and Running
a Test Case</a>.</p>
<h2 id="cmdline">Set Up the Command Line Interface for Testing</h2>
<p>If you are using Gradle version 1.6 or higher as your build environment, you
can build and run your Android application tests from the command line by using
the Gradle Wrapper. Make sure that in your {@code} file, the
<a href={@docRoot}guide/topics/manifest/uses-sdk-element.html#min>minSdkVersion</a>
attribute in the {@code defaultConfig} section is set to 8 or higher. You can
refer to the sample {@code} file that is
included in the download bundle for this training class.</p>
<p>To run your tests with the Gradle Wrapper:</p>
<li>Connect a physical Android device to your machine or launch the Android
<li>Run the following command from your project directory:
<pre>./gradlew build connectedCheck</pre>
<p>To learn more about using Gradle for Android testing, see the
<a href="//">Gradle Plugin User Guide</a>.</p>
<p>To learn more about using command line tools other than Gradle for test
development, see
<a href="{@docRoot}tools/testing/testing_otheride.html">Testing from Other IDEs</a>.</p>